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Burke Lake Trout Derby is Saturday, and prospects look decent
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:08:47 -0700
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Spring-like weather should greet anglers that will be participating in the annual Burke Lake Trout Derby coming up this weekend. The ice that has covered the lake has retreated enough to allow access to the hungry trout, and there […]
Are ‘gay moments’ in ‘Beauty’ and ‘Power Rangers’ progress?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:28:09 -0700
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash. From Sulu in “Star Trek Beyond” to LeFou in “Beauty and the Beast” and now Trini in “Power Rangers,” the […]
Sturgeon retention fishery ends Saturday on two Columbia River pools
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:58:59 -0700
The sturgeon catch-and-keep fishery on the Columbia River in the Bonneville and The Dalles pools will close on Saturday (March 25) until further notice. The closure includes the Columbia River mainstem and tributaries from Bonneville Dam up to John Day Dam. Sturgeon catch-and-release fishing will remain open in both pools. State Fish and Wildlife has […]
Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:32:12 -0700
A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police.
California Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:16:03 -0700
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard. Faced with more than 40 feet (12 meters) of snow, the Mono County community declared a state of emergency and a request for snow removal […]
Rachel Dolezal struggling after racial-identity scandal in Spokane
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:29:58 -0700
“I was presented as a con and a fraud and a liar,” says Rachel Dolezal, who has been unable to find steady work since she was outed as a white woman in media reports. Dolezal had rose to prominence as a black civil-rights leader in Spokane.
Cod fishing catches plummet in waters off New England
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:21:03 -0700
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The cod isn’t so sacred in New England anymore. The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of New England’s fishing industry, but catch is plummeting to all-time lows in the region. The decline of the fishery has made the U.S. reliant on foreign cod, and cod fish fillets and steaks […]
A round-trip flight just for the view — the Southern Lights
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:34:02 -0700
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane’s window, but it was an extraordinary view. A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Otago […]
Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:01:07 -0700
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona authorities say 24-year-old Amber VanHecke was well-equipped and did everything right after getting lost in a remote area during a solo road trip. […]